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Terrell
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  5:07:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the ships, Bob!!

Now, can I ask a favor? What is the dimensions of the Maple Leaf? Not the scale dimension but the prototype dimensions. Particularly, the length and width. Or what scale is it? If that's easier.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  07:17:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, thanks for posting the photos of part of your flotilla. Great models! Now...some of the aircraft? :)


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  07:43:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup, I'm, late to the party here, Bob, but Wow! Thanks for sharing these!

Pete
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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  10:32:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, Bill, and Pete, thanks for the very nice comments.

Terrell -the model is 1/96 scale (1/8" = 1'). She was 181' long making a model 22 5/8" long.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  10:46:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,
This is a model of US Sloop Rattlesnake. I
had it in a glass case in the living room which I was repainting. I had drop cloths
over everything and a radio on top of a high case. I forgot the radio and moved the case.
The radio crashed down on the model case shattering the glass and the shards cut all
the ship's rigging.



Bob


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Terrell
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  10:56:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a bunch, Bob !!

Sorry about the Rattlesnake.



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railman28
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  11:43:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Thank you for sharing the ship models. They are just excellent. My condolences for the Rattlesnake.


It's only make-believe

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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  2:15:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell,

In 1/96 scale a six foot man would be 3/4 inch tall. I don't think that's too far from HO scale.

Railman28, I accept your condolences.

Bob


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Terrell
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  2:47:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again, Bob. The scale doesn't really matter. The 181' length you gave me is good. I can convert that to 1/4 scale. But without an actual width/height dimension I have nothing to convert from.


I could convert HO to O but I have to know what the HO dimensions are. Same with 1/96, I think. I spent days searching the internet and could come up with nothing.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  5:11:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell, I wish I could help you more. The model is not in my possession, it is in a museum. I will
see if I can find any of my drawings and sketches to get you those dimensions.

Bob


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Terrell
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Posted - 09/20/2018 :  6:21:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, Bob. I didn't realize you didn't still have the model. Don't worry about it. I don't mean to be a pain. I can probably figure it out with the length dimension. It's not going to be a model of that boat, I was just looking for a starting point. I've built riverboats in the past but they were to no particular scale, just what I thought looked right. This time I was thinking of doing one in O scale.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  06:22:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrell,
No problem. I did a search through my stuff last night (more like an archaeology dig) and did come up with a few
things. There is not much out there on Maple Leaf.

I found a nice drawing with a dimension bar so you can measure things. I don't have a top view but I
have some photos that I took during my build and I'm sure you will be able to figure the hull and
deck shapes from them. Also photos of my build of the walking beam engine.

I don't want to post all that here so if you will send me your email address I'll get it all
off to you. My email is santmin@aol.com

Bob


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Edited by - sgtbob on 09/21/2018 06:24:05 AM

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Terrell
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  09:09:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Will do.


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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 09/23/2018 :  01:49:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, thanks for posting those photos of your ships! Such fine work deserves to be seen.


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Pennman
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Posted - 09/23/2018 :  1:42:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Bob,

I'm late in posting here too, but I have been fascinated with all of your excellent modeling abilities. I love the ships. Excellent work.

Rich



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